A 22-year-old man is accused of beating a 3-year-old boy that was left in his care.

Travis Wayne Hodge is charged with injury to a child in connection with an incident that happened at a home in the 8000 block of Knowlton Road.

According to an arrest affidavit, the toddler's mother left him and his 11-year-old brother with Hodge while she went to work.

She returned and noticed severe bruising on the toddler's head, front and back torso and genitals.

The affidavit stated the toddler's older brother overheard the beating and led police to Hodge.

Hodge was taken into custody and charged Sunday.